The iron-containing molecule heme is necessary for life. Cells require heme to perform the chemical reactions that produce energy, among other critical tasks.

Scientists who study the malaria parasite are particularly interested in heme because many malaria drugs interact with this molecule, also known as a cofactor. However, until now researchers have lacked good ways to measure heme levels inside the parasite.

It is being billed as the biggest single Arctic research expedition ever planned.

Germany is going to sail its 120m-long research vessel, the Polarstern, into the sea-ice at the top of the world and just let it get stuck so it can drift across the north pole.

It has emerged that over 8,600 health workers’ career is in limbo following a decision by Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) Government to place a ban temporarily to the on-going recruitment process although financial clearance was granted by the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.

The Minister of Health has interdicted the Registrar of the Health Facilities and Regulatory Agency who has been indicted in an audit report for misappropriating about GHS2 million.

The Registrar, Dr Sylvia Annie, has been asked to step aside.

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